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Children and young people’s health needs must be central post-pandemic

New RCN professional lead for children and young people Peta Clark sets out her priorities

New RCN professional lead for children and young people Peta Clark sets out her priorities for the job

Although COVID-19 may not have affected the health of children and young people in the same ways as some adults, the longer-term consequences could be immense, says the RCN’s new professional lead for children and young people Peta Clark.

‘Throughout the pandemic, I’ve felt that the impact on children and young people has been very much under the radar, with the focus on adults,’ says Ms Clark, who took up her secondment to the role in February. ‘As we’re coming out of it, I want to ensure that the voice of children and young people is prioritised and not lost. They need to be central in decision-making as we rebuild and

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